Bridgend bushcraft basecamp

Autism friendly bushcraft & archery sessions in Bridgend

Come & join us for some bushcraft & archery fun in Bridgend with our autism friendly events.

We have experience working with children and adults on the autistic spectrum through our work with schools and community groups. We’d like to make our sessions more accessible. So we’re trialling some autism friendly bushcraft & archery events, which you can book on to individually. And we’ll make them a regular event if there’s interest and demand for them.

Events are 1.5 hours and tickets are £15. You can buy tickets on Eventbrite here:

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Additional information about autism-friendly sessions

Who can come to autism-friendly sessions?
These sessions are for anyone on the autistic spectrum who would prefer this session.
You do not need a diagnosis.
Sessions are for children aged 7+ and adults.
You are welcome to book tickets for siblings who are not on the autistic spectrum.

Can parents / carers / support workers come along?
Yes, we would encourage you to come along.
Children aged under 18 must have a parent / adult supervising them.
1 adult to supervise up to 3 children please.
Your role is to offer support rather than being there to participate. Tickets are charged for one participant and one person to accompany them (included free of charge)

What makes it an autism-friendly session?
Activities are carried out by instructors who have completed autism-awareness training.
Sessions are more structured and we keep noise to a minimum.
There will be space available within the woodland as “quiet areas” for anyone needing some time out during the session – no one is pressured to take part.

What is the environment like where activities take place?
Activities take place in a private woodland in Bridgend (near Laleston)
It is quiet and not open to the general public.
We have a roundhouse shelter area to sit in, which will have a campfire.

Who can I contact for more information or with feedback?
If you have any questions or feedback about the information on this page or our sessions, please call or text Rachel on 07716 462 983 or email rachel@bushcraftadventures.co.uk

Springing into March with outdoor learning sessions at YBC Bridgend

After the end of a very wet February, we’re hoping that Spring is now here. And that March brings some better weather!

It’s been a lovely, fresh day today. And the end of another awesome day at YBC Bridgend running outdoor learning bushcraft sessions.

Today we’ve been honing our basic bushcraft skills and working as a team. We’ve had the kelly kettle challenge, den building, and fire lighting with flint and steel. And we filled up the log store ready for next week’s sessions (we’re prepared!) Great work everyone, see you next week 🔥

If you’re looking to take learning outdoors, drop us a line to start planning your school’s sessions with us 👍

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Today is Small Business Saturday UK!

We’re an independent, outdoor activity provider in Bridgend.Bushcraft Adventures Bridgend

When you Shop Local & book an event with us, or buy tickets or gift vouchers, you’re supporting your local community as well as the Welsh economy 👍

Thanks for your support & happy Small Business Saturday!

Rachel & Steph 😊

And if you’d like to support us, book an Adventure for you or a loved one for a unique Christmas present. You can buy tickets or gift vouchers on Eventbrite.

Outdoor learning for Misty Mountain topic with Coety Primary School

Today we welcomed pupils from Coety Primary School, to learn about survival skills for their Misty Mountain topic. We even ordered the mist! 😉

60 excited Year 4 pupils joined us in our beautiful, private woodland in Bridgend.

Outdoor learning for Native Americans topic

Pupils from Maes Yr Haul Primary School spent the day with us learning how to be in tune with the natural environment as part of their Native Americans topic… they looked up, down and around to explore their surroundings to see what they could see, smell and hear and learnt about natural medicines. They learnt how to build shelters using only the natural resources around them – and got inside to test they were waterproof, and lit fires using lots of different methods.
Well done everyone! 🔥 👍

Outdoor learning and tool use

Some people shy away from allowing young people, especially those considered to have additional learning needs or challenging behaviour, from using sharp tools.

During our longer term outdoor learning sessions, we build trust and respect, and pupils have the opportunity to use knives, saws, and today the shave horse to make feather sticks. It provides an opportunity for pupils to learn about and manage risk and develop important life skills.

We find these sessions hugely rewarding seeing pupils grow in confidence and develop their skills and we’ve had great feedback about them. If you’re interested in finding out more for your pupils, drop us a line today…